The Madness Spreads…

11 Mar

The Madness Spreads...


Posted by on March 11, 2011 in Interactive Fiction


7 Responses to The Madness Spreads…

  1. Ben Cressey

    March 11, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Is this an official, “coming soon to the Amazon store” sort of app? Looks very cool.

    • Jimmy Maher

      March 12, 2011 at 7:18 am

      Yes, it’s coming together very nicely. I have already been working with Amazon for a while, and hope to begin the QA process very soon.

  2. Zurlcker

    March 14, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I wasn’t clear on your posting. Have you ported Filfre to Amazon Kindle? I wish someone would port glulxe to Kindle. Seems like it would be a great fit.

    • Jimmy Maher

      March 14, 2011 at 6:04 am


      In a limited sense, the answer is yes. However, there are a number of challenges for IF on the Kindle that makes just writing an interpreter and expecting it to run all extent games not really feasible. (The narrowness of the Kindle screen, for a very basic instance, means that the status line on most games becomes hopelessly garbled.) More on all this soon, probably in an article for the next issue of SPAG.

  3. Taz

    March 30, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Wow! Just… wow. That must have been a coding nightmare. Did you re-write it in Java / Kindlet language? Or …?

    I am currently running a *ahem* unofficial z-code machine on my Kindle, but would love to give something like this a run. If you need beta-testers please drop me a line.

  4. Paul Lee

    April 10, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    This may be the breakthrough IF has been waiting for in order to become mainstream again, or at least to be widely known in broad demongraphics of the general public!


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